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    • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Buffet Royale - West, 17202 95 Ave NW, Edmonton
    • 32
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    An ADRIA Event in partnership with FOAJ


    MONEY & CONFLICT

    It should come as no surprise, especially so soon after the holiday season, that money woes can be the cause of marital and family stress.  Unemployment or poor spending habits can exacerbate the situation.  One can easily conclude that Money & Conflict are synonymous, and that this reality extends well beyond just the family unit.  Following a brief overview from ADRIA`s Executive Director, ADRIA and the FOAJ are pleased to present two speakers this month that will offer their experience, insights and potential resources to better understand the family money & conflict dynamic.  What skills or resources might be available to you when assisting families though these difficult conversations or decisions?  Come enjoy this networking opportunity with colleagues and guests.

    Our first speaker will be Krista Rumberg.  Krista attended the ADR Symposium in Edmonton last May and has taken an interest in the ADR community.  As a mortgage broker, she has focussed her own practice on families facing separation and divorce, and walking her clients through the complexities of restructuring their mortgages and finances to retain the marital home, often with the best interest of their children in mind.  Knowing that life isn’t always easy, particularly at the end of a relationship, Krista has dedicated herself to helping people navigate all possible mortgage options when facing separation and divorce.  Specialty spousal buyout programs, for example, can enable one spouse to ‘purchase’ the matrimonial home from the other, while taking greater advantage of the home`s equity than many lending institutions might offer.  Krista believes that Knowledge is Power, and will share her personal experiences in dealing with families in conflict.  Attendees will gain insights into approaches, tools and resources that would be useful in their own ADR practice, and might be attractive to their clients.

    Our second speaker is Manraj Waraich from the Credit Counselling Society - a non-profit service helping individuals and families find their best options to deal with their debt and get their finances back on track. Manraj will present Financial 1St Aid for Mediation Professionals, assisting us all to learn how financial stress impacts our clients, to recognize the signs of financial stress, and to know what strategies and resources might be available to assist them.


    Krista Rumberg, AMP is a Spousal Buyout Specialist and Mortgage Broker with Axiom Mortgage Solutions.  She takes great pride in knowing everything she possibly can about her field and the specialized "separating"  clientele she serves.  Krista resides in in Spruce Grove Alberta, and recently attended the Alberta ADR Symposium to learn more about the ADR community and family restructuring.  Krista is also a certified financial specialist with the Collaborative Divorce Alberta Association. She looks forward to sharing her experiences and offering new resources.


    Manraj Waraich is the Credit Counselling Society’s Financial Educator for Edmonton. She has over 7 years of experience in community work including 3 years with the Credit Counselling Society. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree through the University of Alberta’s School of Business. She completed her Certified Educator in Personal Finance Designation in August 2017. Manraj is passionate about inspiring others to better themselves and reach their full potential. She enjoys building connections throughout the community while making a meaningful impact.


    Location 

    *Please note the new West Edmonton location of this event* 

    Buffet Royale - West, 17202 95 Ave NW, Edmonton

    Registration
    Please register in advance.  Payment at the door.  Cash only, please.




    • Monday, February 25, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Stantec Tower (Ice District), 10120 103 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB

    Presented by the Canadian Centre for Diversiety and Inclusion

    UnConference Edmonton: Thawing the frozen middle

    Our unique and interactive conference encourages people with an interest in diversity and inclusion as much as diversity professionals to break away from the boredom of traditional conferences with a high degree of participation – perfect for those who value networking, interactive workshops and experiential learning.

    This year's theme - Thawing the frozen middle

    Why is middle management so resistant to change – especially when it comes to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility? It’s perfect storm really. The pressure to get the job done meets upstream/downstream currents, lack of motivational empathy and understanding of organizational impacts of exclusion, and lack of focused support for well-being as it relates to change.

    How do you light a fire under middle management as advocates of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility?

    We will look at how to value difference through change management, how to apply consistent key messaging to highlight key differences, ways to develop motivational empathy, connect desire to understanding of organization impacts of exclusion, and how to establish a “safe-challenge” culture. 

    Date: February 25, 2019

    Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

    Venue: Stantec Tower (Ice District), 10120 103 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, T5J 1B9

    Price of admission for all attendees is $500 CAD, plus associated taxes.

    For additional information visit https://ccdi.ca/event-calendar/unconference-calgary-thawing-the-frozen-middle/



     


    • Thursday, February 28, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Imperial Oil Ltd., 505 Quarry Park Blvd SE, Calgary, AB

    Presented by the Canadian Centre for Diversiety and Inclusion

    UnConference Calgary: Thawing the frozen middle

    Our unique and interactive conference encourages people with an interest in diversity and inclusion as much as diversity professionals to break away from the boredom of traditional conferences with a high degree of participation – perfect for those who value networking, interactive workshops and experiential learning.

    This year's theme - Thawing the frozen middle

    Why is middle management so resistant to change – especially when it comes to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility? It’s perfect storm really. The pressure to get the job done meets upstream/downstream currents, lack of motivational empathy and understanding of organizational impacts of exclusion, and lack of focused support for well-being as it relates to change.

    How do you light a fire under middle management as advocates of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility?

    We will look at how to value difference through change management, how to apply consistent key messaging to highlight key differences, ways to develop motivational empathy, connect desire to understanding of organization impacts of exclusion, and how to establish a “safe-challenge” culture. 

    Date: February 28, 2019

    Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

    Venue: Imperial Oil Ltd., 505 Quarry Park Blvd SE, Calgary, AB, T2C 5N1

    Price of admission for all attendees is $500 CAD, plus associated taxes.

    For additional information visit https://ccdi.ca/event-calendar/unconference-calgary-thawing-the-frozen-middle/



     


    • Thursday, February 28, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB

    Presented by the Alberta School of Business

    Introduction to Coaching

    How do you situationally coach others within your team or organization to get the best results? In this learning day you’ll be introduced to numerous practical coaching frameworks to ensure you are exercising your best options when coaching and leading others, whether formally or informally.

    Situational Coaching is an insightful framework for formal or informal leaders to use to discern when to empower others, when to delegate and who is ready for the next opportunity. How ready, willing and able you perceive your team members or your organizational culture to be, also plays out in this decision-making process. Some cultures are more open to learning, to change, to creativity, others are less so.

    Learner Outcomes

    • Know the importance of appreciating different learning styles in coaching others and build a flexible approach using a growth versus fixed mindset
    • Use customized case studies to examine multiple paths to use when coaching individuals
    • Set the foundation of coaching by defining it, knowing the value of coaching, knowing when to coach and exploring what are potential barriers to coaching
    • Apply a Situational Coaching framework to leading, developing and coaching individuals and teams
    • Understand the three different types of coaching required for optimum performance
    • Practice coaching in a safe environment to bring learning from theory to action
    • Learn a practical coaching model (GROW) to sustain on-going learning after the session
    • Explore the differences when coaching teams or groups versus individuals

    Learner Profile

    This course is designed for leaders who recognize the value of coaching as a cornerstone for success and are interested in enhancing their skill set.

    Date: February 28, 2019

    Venue: Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB

    Investment: $795 + GST*

    For additional information visit https://www.ualberta.ca/executive-education/programs/intro-to-coaching



     


    • Wednesday, March 06, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Buffet Royale - West, 17202 95 Ave NW, Edmonton
    • 40
    Register

    An ADRIA Event in partnership with FOAJ


    CLEARING THE FOG: PLAIN LANGUAGE WRITING

    Studies repeatedly show what professional communicators have known for decades: the most concise, precise, credible, and intelligent-sounding documents are the ones written in plain language.

    Plain language is not about dumbing down content. On the contrary, plain language is an approach to writing that makes even the most complex material—legal, judicial, financial, scientific, technical—easier for its intended audience to understand, use, remember, and comply with. This presentation explores why plain language matters, what it looks like, and how to get it.

    Frances Peck, MA (English), Certified Professional Editor (Hon.), and partner with West Coast Editorial Associates, is an editor, writer, and instructor with over 25 years’ experience. As a plain language specialist, she has worked with clients from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors on a wide range of material — from investigative reports to annual reports, from decisions to policies, from websites to manuals. She teaches at the University of British Columbia and Douglas College, and gives workshops across Canada.

    Frances is a co-author of the popular HyperGrammar website and the author of Peck’s English Pointers, a free collection of essays and quizzes available on the Language Portal of Canada. She is a long-time member of Editors Canada and PLAIN (Plain Language International).

    Location 

    *Please note the new West Edmonton location of this event* 

    Buffet Royale - West, 17202 95 Ave NW, Edmonton

    Registration
    Please register in advance.  Payment at the door.  Cash only, please.




    • Wednesday, March 06, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Milbourne Market Mall #225, Tower 1 3697 Mill Woods Road NW Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6 or ONLINE
    Register

    An ADRIA Event


    Many mediation students ask us, “how do I break into this field”, “how do I get on rosters?”, and “how can I find work as a mediator?”.  At the same time, many ADR administrators ask us, “why can’t we find the right candidate for this position?”.  This challenge demonstrates a disconnect between those looking for work in the field and organizational needs.  Our special March Learner Session will address some of these and related issues. 

    ADRIA will moderate a panel of ADR practitioners and program administrators where panelists will share their experiences, insight, and advice.  This unique opportunity will provide our students with guidance on qualities organizations look for when hiring and will discuss steps you can take to succeed in this field.

    The panelists will represent government, organizations and private practitioners.

    N.B. This is a two-hour presentation/discussion and there will not be time for role-play practice.

    Participants may join online by Zoom. See below for details on how to connect online.

    Panelists:

    Krista Bolton – Regional Family Mediation Coordinator, Resolution and Court Administration Services, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General

    Ali Ansell - ADR , Indigenous and Stakeholder Engagement, Alberta Energy Regulator

    Joanne Munro – private practitioner, Silver Lining Mediation and Consulting

    Michael Scheidl - Manager, Intermunicipal Relations, Government of Alberta

    Please check back as we confirm more panel members

    Please register even if you plan to join us online so we can gauge the number of those attending. 

    Read further for panelist bios, location and zoom details

    Panelist Bios

    Krista Bolton:  

    Krista is a Dispute Resolution Program Officer with Dispute Resolution Services a branch of Justice and Solicitor General.  Her primary area of focus is on family dispute resolution, including the Family Mediation Program, Child Support Resolution Officer Program and Dispute Resolution Officer Program.  She works closely with a dedicated team of dispute resolution practitioners, staff and roster members.

    Her education includes a bachelor of science in linguistics from the University of Victoria as well as a certificate in Conflict Management from the ADR Institute of Alberta with over 270 hours of conflict resolution training.   She has also completed courses on Administrative Justice with Foundations of Administrative Justice.  She has been with Alberta Justice and Solicitor General since 2010.  She has completed over 500 family mediations, served on the Civil mediation roster from 2008-2010 and has conducted multi-party mediations with the Children’s Services mediation program.  In addition she has co-facilitated introduction to family mediation courses offered through Alberta Justice.

    Joanne Munro:

    Joanne Munro is a nationally chartered mediator, a restorative justice facilitator and an instructor in the fields of mediation, restorative justice, restorative practices, peacemaking circles, conflict resolution, and negotiation. She mediates for Alberta Justice's family mediation and civil claims programs, Catholic Social Services' parent-teen mediation program, and is a member of the newly formed provincial police complaints mediation roster. Joanne also volunteers as a mediator and restorative justice facilitator with local community mediation programs. In private practice Joanne specializes in workplace, faith group, non-profit and separation and divorce mediation. Joanne has extensive experience in organizational/workplace assessment and mediation, and a rich background in facilitating meetings, public involvement processes (for government) and helping organizations restore their workplacesJoanne Munro:

    Michael Scheidl:

    Michael is the Manager of Intermunicipal Relations with Alberta Municipal Affairs and manages the Municipal Dispute Resolution Initiative which has been recognized as one of the most comprehensive municipal dispute resolution programs in North America and provides a spectrum of services from mediation, collaboration and education to help municipalities work better together and resolve conflict.  Michael was an instructor with Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Alberta and has extensive experience in organizational development with non-profit groups through his work with Alberta Community Development.  Michael also has a certificate in Conflict Management and is a Chartered Mediator.

    Ali Ansell:

    Ali Ansell a nationally Qualified Mediator working at the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) as an ADR Specialist. In this role she mediates disputes with oil and gas companies, landowners, and Indigenous communities. Ali’s role also includes facilitating multi-party conversations and projects, instructing communication courses, and participating on various conflict resolution committees.

    Ali started her ADR career volunteering in co-mediation and facilitation roles with organizations like the Mediation and Restorative Justice Centre and Catholic Social Services’ Parent-Teen Mediation Program. From there she built a private practice, which she still maintains, mediating family and community disputes and facilitates sharing circles with youth.


    Location:

    Milbourne Market Mall
    #225, Tower 1
    3697 Mill Woods Road NW 
    Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6

    Or 

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    Registration closes one day before session.

    If you are no longer planning to attend the session, you are asked to cancel ahead of time (send email to education at adralberta.com).

    Sessions may be cancelled if there are insufficient registrants.



    • Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Danish Canadian Club, 727-11th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta
    • 50
    Register

    An ADRIA Event in partnership with FOAJ


    Please save the date for our next Calgary luncheon. Topic to be announced soon.

    Location

    Please register online and then pay at the door. Cash or cheque only (cheques made out to the Danish Canadian Club). ADRIA member rate is $25 and the non-member rate is $35.

    Registration
    Please register in advance.  Payment at the door.  Cash only preferred, please.


    • Thursday, March 14, 2019
    • Friday, March 15, 2019
    • Calgary, Alberta

    AFCC Alberta Annual Conference:

    Putting the Children First in High Conflict Separation & Divorce

    A great opportunity for legal and mental health professionals, mediators and Family Court workers! Hear about evidence-based strategies that will help us to review and assess the effectiveness of some of our most frequently used practices on behalf of children! 

    Evidence-Informed Practice Considerations for Parenting Plans & Parenting Assessments

    Proposed changes in federal divorce law place emphasis on our belief that “putting the children first” must be the priority when parents are separating. Learn more about what lawyers, mental health professionals, and others must consider when developing, evaluating and using parenting assessments and parenting plans.

    Parenting Coordination: Does It Really Put The Children First?  Is it really working here in Alberta?

    Dr. Saini, a member of the AFCC Task Force on Parenting Coordination (PC), will present information recently collected across all states and provinces where PC is used.  This is a great opportunity to address common questions about the process and effectiveness of PC and have input into future planning in this area.

    Revised Guidelines & Practice Notes 7 & 8:  Can They Help Us Keep The Focus On Children In High Conflict Parenting?  The Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and the College of Alberta Psychologists have both revised guidelines pertinent to separation and divorce. The speakers will clarify the guideline revisions and highlight changes. Audience discussion and problem-solving will explore the issues involved in the legal-mental health professional collaboration as we continue to attempt to put children first.

    AFCC Alberta Chapter Members both days $500 - non-members $600

    Earlybird by Jan 14, 2019 - AFCC Alberta Chapter Members both days $450 - non-members $550 

    AFCC Alberta Chapter Members either day $275 - non-members $300

    Earlybird by Jan 14, 2019 - AFCC Alberta Chapter Members either day $250 - non-members $275


    For additional information, visit https://www.afccalberta.org/2019-conference


     


    • Thursday, March 21, 2019
    • Saturday, March 23, 2019
    • Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

    Presented by the International Listening Association

    Listening to Conflict

    Join the ILA for their 40th Annual ILA Convention at Harbour Center at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. 

    For additional information visit https://listen.org/2019-ILA-Convention, or contact the Convention Organizer Dr. Anita Dorczak at anita.dorczak@listen.org



     


    • Wednesday, April 03, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Milbourne Market Mall #225, Tower 1 3697 Mill Woods Road NW Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6
    • 28
    Register

    An ADRIA Event


    So you have started mediating and have come up against some challenges. This interactive learner’s session will examine those challenges and discuss possible ways of overcoming them. This session is for mediators who are ready for more advanced concepts

    The last hour will be spent in role-play to practice what you learned.

    This session will be facilitated by Joanne Munro

    Location:

    Milbourne Market Mall
    #225, Tower 1
    3697 Mill Woods Road NW 
    Edmonton, AB T6K 3L6

    Or 

    Online (contact "education" to request details no later than 1 day before session)


    Please register even if you plan to join us online so we can gauge the number of those attending. 

    Registration closes one day before session.

    If you are no longer planning to attend the session, you are asked to cancel ahead of time (send email to education at adralberta.com).

    Sessions may be cancelled if there are insufficient registrants.



    • Thursday, May 02, 2019
    • Tuesday, May 07, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Calgary
    • 19
    Register

    This program combines a three day workplace restoration offering with a two day Workplace Fairness Analyst Certification process.

    Enroll and better equip yourself to practice workplace conflict management in all its varieties.

    May 2-4 - Part 1 (Advanced Workplace Restoration)  (Thurs-Sat)
    May 6-7 - Part 2 (Workplace Fairness Analyst Certification) (Mon Tues)

    Credit Hours: 7 hours/day

    Location
    Alberta Security College
    1107-53 Avenue NE,
    Calgary, Alberta, 
    T2E 6X9

    Instructors: 
    Blaine Donais & Michelle Phaneuf

    Blaine Donais is a lawyer, mediator, arbitrator, investigator and leading expert in workplace conflict management. He is author of Workplaces That Work (2006); Engaging Unionized Employees (2010); and The Art and Science of Workplace Mediation (2014) all published by Carswell. He is president and founder of the Workplace Fairness Institute. He is an instructor of workplace conflict management at York University and University of Toronto (Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources) and acts as Visiting Lecturer at universities around the world. He is also Academic Coordinator for the York University SCS Advanced Mediation Certificate Program. He is co- chair of the ADR Institute of Ontario Chartered Mediators Regional Assessment Committee.

    Michelle Phaneuf is a Chartered Mediator, a trained Ombudsman and a certified Workplace Fairness Analyst.  She is a partner with Workplace Fairness West and has extensive experience delivering change management, conflict management and conflict resolution services. She provides workplace assessments to shift cultures, facilitates teams to reach innovative solutions, and coaches individuals to gain insight and awareness when in conflict.  Recent training and implementation of restorative practices in workplaces has enabled her to experience success with restoring harmony to complex conflict situations.

    Michelle has developed and presented workshops with the CPHR (Chartered Professionals in Human Resources), CCDI (Canadian Center for Diversity and Inclusion), the CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association), APEGA (Association of Professional Engineers, and Geoscientists of Alberta) and many other organizations.

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    Class Times: 9:00am - 5:00pm daily

    Prerequisites: Mediation training is beneficial but not required

    Note: a catered lunch is provided. 

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    • Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    • Friday, May 17, 2019
    • Kortrijk, Belgium

    Presented by the International Institute for Restorative Practices

    community well-being & resiliance

    Join the IIRP Europe Conference in Kortrijk, Belgium. The conference will have a special focus on the role of restorative practices and allied approaches in supporting well-being and resilience in communities and organizations. 

    For additional information, visit https://app.pheedloop.com/?event=belgium2019#/tabs/home/home.



     


    • Thursday, October 17, 2019
    • Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Presented by the ADR Institute of Manitoba


    Planning is underway for Manitoba’s first ever, province-wide, coordinated Conflict Resolution Day, Oct. 17, 2019.

    Highlights

    ADRIM will collaborate with universities, ADR-friendly organizations, business, government, schools, etc. to host a one day or multi-day conference and celebration. Possible venue may be the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

    ·         Possible keynote speech to be delivered by a notable person such as a Nobel Laureate
    ·         Sponsorship opportunities
    ·         Press coverage
    ·         Museum tours focused on conflict resolution exhibits
    ·         And, a giant cake
    ·         Everyone welcome!


    Details

    October 17, 2019

    Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg, Manitoba

    More details and ADRIM website



    • Thursday, October 17, 2019
    • TBA

    Alberta Conflict Resolution Day
    October 17, 2019

    Let's Talk ADR

    Conflict Resolution Day is an international celebration held on the third Thursday in October every year. In Alberta, a committee of representatives from both provincial government and community dispute resolution programs work together to support and promote events across the province.

    Conflict Resolution Day was started in 2005 by the Association for Conflict Resolution in the United States to raise public awareness of creative and peaceful means of resolving conflict. Now communities around the world hold events to mark Conflict Resolution Day.

    Let's Talk ADR

    ADR sometimes stands for Appropriate Dispute Resolution because it describes options other than going to court, but as ADR has become mainstream we use the term Appropriate Dispute Resolution to describe all the choices available to prevent and manage conflict in a non-adversarial way, including: mediation, arbitration, and restorative practices.

    Our goal is to get Albertans talking about their options to work through conflict in a positive and productive way. 

    Date:

    October 17, 2019

    More event details to follow.

    http://www.conflictresolutionday.ca/



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